Discrimination and Harassment

Discrimination and harassment claims often increase in a down economy. Learn the proper techniques for conducing proper workplace harassment investigations, providing sexual harassment training, and more to reduce claims of employment discrimination and preventing sexual harassment in the workplace.

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The Michigan Employment Security Act governs the state’s unemployment compensation program. As in many other states, the law provides temporary payments to employees who lose their jobs through no fault of their own. The law is complex and in some cases holds an employer liable for unemployment insurance (UI) payments even when a former employee wasn’t fired but quit ...

No specific Texas law allows private-sector employees access to their workplace personnel files, but the Texas Public Information Act does provide that right to public employees ...

Under California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), it’s unlawful to subject people to differential treatment based on race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, age or sexual orientation ...

The following sample policies were excerpted from The Book of Company Policies, published by HR Specialist, © 2007. Edit for your organization’s purposes. _____________________ Sample Policy 1: Sexual Harassment “XYZ is pledged to preserving a working environment free from sexual harassment. Harassment is against the law and is a form of gender discrimination. The aim […]
When charges of discrimination or harassment are made, it's crucial to con­duct a thorough investigation.
Some employers turn to electronic résumé-screening services to sift through the increasing number of job applications submitted online. The services help weed out applicants who appear to lack qualifications.
At long last, Congress passed the biggest pension reform law in years! The massive new Pension Protection Act of 2006, which President Bush signed into law on Aug. 17, extends more than 20 retirement planning provisions, adds tough restrictions for charitable deductions and affects literally dozens of vital tax rules.